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Research degree examinations at the University are overseen by the Associate Provost (Postgraduate Research) with the assistance of the Postgraduate Research Team (PGR Team – Student Journey) in the University’s Academic Registry, and are conducted in line with the Senate Postgraduate Resolutions and Regulations. Consequently, most correspondence regarding the examination process will be conducted with the PGR Team via, unless otherwise indicated. Any queries about research degree examinations and their associated processes should be directed to the PGR Team in the first instance. 


In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, Research students (excluding MSc(Res)/MSt(Res) students) will now be able to submit your thesis electronically through Moodle. You will be able to use the facility in Moodle both for submission of copies for examination (including theses submitted for resubmission) and for submission for final copies. For further information, please see the Guidelines for students: Electronic thesis submission during Covid-19 outbreak page. If you have any queries, please contact the PGR team via .

PhD & MPhil

Guidance for submission of theses (PDF, 848 KB)

Research Degree Examinations Guidance Booklet (PDF, 685 KB)

Postgraduate Thesis Support can also be found on the St Leonard's College webpages. 

MSc by Research and MSt by Research

Please check with your school for dissertation submission arrangements. Please note that you will need to append a declaration to your dissertation before submission. You will be able to use the following template Master by Research Declarations (Word, 21 KB).


For arrangements for post-examination submission during the Covid-19 outbreak, please see advice above.

Students who have had their thesis examined and completed any necessary corrections should consult the following guidance for submission of their final copies in order to be eligible to graduate.

Procedures for submitting final copies of thesis (PDF, 105 KB)

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